PGHT

5861

Theorizing Luxury: Lecture

Parsons School of Design: Art/Design Hist & Theory

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Theorizing Luxury: Lecture

Spring 2018

Taught By: David Brody

Section: VS1

CRN: 8000

Credits:

In this class we will assess luxury design from multiple perspectives. Issues pertaining to consumerism, economics, and labor will be addressed. Specifically, we will look at examples of luxury design and examine these spaces and products in relation to a variety of authors, including, but not limited to, Walter Benjamin, Henri Lebevre, Karl Marx, and Rachel Sherman. Additionally, we will take field trips to sites that our contemporary culture constructs as luxurious. These tours will investigate both the overt presentation of luxury and the labor that creates these deluxe experiences. By the end of the semester, students will be expected to formulate their own critique of luxury in a research project that will utilize both primary sources and the theoretical perspectives we have explored.

Note: This course is equivalent to PGHT 5660 Theorizing Luxury. In addition, it is restricted to visiting students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art/Design Hist & Theory (PGHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 33

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:13pm 5/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 304

Date Range: 1/11/2018 - 3/29/2018